Callaway Razr Hawk Tour
Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:07 PM
I am a 5.0 hcp. My set up at the time was Adams 9064ls 8.5 RIp Alpha stiff. SS= 104 smooth upwards to 111 when aggressive with the highest being 114. the average was 107.
My previous experiences with LM's is that some of them seemed to be sort of suspect. ie we all know what is feels like to hit a hook or fade. During other sessions i would hit what i know to be a draw and look up to the screen and find a fade and vice versa. So I was always reluctant to pull the trigger on the sole decision of indoor raw LM data. I have done it to mixed levels of success. After talking to some of my friends i decided to give it a try. I went to the store really liking the look of the new SF Burner.
The results: I hit everything. It came down to the R11 10.5 dialed down to 9.5 by opening it up, the Razar Hawk Tour (RHT) , and the SF Burner T, and Ping G15.
The longest single drive went to the R11. But the overall winner in length was the RHT to the tune of 5yds over the R11 setup and,10 yds over the SF Burner TP and Ping G15.
Where the rubber met the road for me was in my dispersion. This LM had a feature that allowed you to color code your different clubs then it put them onto the birds eye view of the digital range to give you concentric dispersion rings. To my astonishment the RHT was the tightest by a considerable margin. It was half the size of the R11, and that was after throwing out the errant single shots. That test repeated itself the second day.
So let me get this straight (forgive the unintentional pun), the longest club is also the straightest? Well, after all of that i pulled the trigger and bought the RHT.
So after about 15 rounds, here is my review:
Set up: Stocky stockerson. Grip/shaft stock 65gm Rip (this feels softer than an OEM RIP alpha, but now that i have had it for a bit, i really like this shaft)
Look: Looks to me like a flat FT5. Sits on the ground nice, but still not a fan. Kind of ugly to my eye. Looks open (because it is 2* i think)
Sound: Typical Cally metal pop. I dont like it. Not as abrasive as a Cobra but definitely no a Titleist either
Feel: Dont like it. I think because sound is part of feel for me, and i dont like the sound, feel also took a hit. Feels solid but like a cross between a "bong" and a "pop"
Dispersion/Length: I put these together because not only is it the STRAIGHTEST driver i have ever owned, it is also the LONGEST BY FAR. I kid you no,t i am in places i have never been on my home course. I played a proAm with my head pro (good stick) and i was past him all day by 10yds. A fact that i took great delight in pointing out to him, over and over (childish i know, but i could not help it..moohahaha).
So let me sum up;
Razar Hawk Tour: an ugly looking, ugly sounding, fairway finding , titanium cannon. and one of the best drivers i have ever hit !!!
Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:08 PM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 06:23 AM
I love it. I have never hit more fairways in the 12+ years I have been playing. This club should help bring me to the single digits on my handicap (I hope anyway).
Long story short, I love this club and will probably be dedicated to Callaway for their great customer service and the great club.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:08 PM
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 11:20 PM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:40 AM
Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:02 AM
Here are the stats that I would give it.
Performance: 4/5 Stars
Looks: 3/5 Stars
Handle: 4/5 Stars
Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:34 PM